Today, I Became an “Infusiast”

The National Multiple Sclerosis, Society Colorado / Wyoming Chapter, held their Annual Walk for MS at the Copper Mountain Ski Resort in Colorado. Walkers chose an amazing 2, 5 or 10-mile hike through this breathtaking ski resort. I was inspired by several MS survivors who in spite of the physical challenges that MS has bought upon them, hiked a rocky, sloping, wooded path that challenged … [Read more...]

I’m Rocky Mountain High!

I’ve just relocated to Denver Colorado.  The “Mile High” City as its known.  An interesting and beautiful city I must say.  It seems everywhere I go I see walking paths and parks.  Recreation seems to abound here.  Everyone I speak to around the country just loves Denver.  I’ve only heard positive things about this great city. Someone has taken a special place in my Heart and Soul and I’m lookin … [Read more...]

Second Chance?

This is the plate from my old 1996 Harley.  Maybe the plate I picked out 10 years earlier meant something for the future. Today we had the kick-off party for the Las Vegas Heart Walk.  It was a great event.  I met other survivors and heard many stories on getting a Second Chance. What 2nd Chance did you get? “For me, after a Heart Attack, it was another shot at this thing called life” - Keith … [Read more...]

Save a Heart, Prevent a Stroke

Click on the thermometer to find out more: Visit my Heart Walk page. Please start your own team or join my team "Outrunning My Shadow" for the 2011 American Heart Association Las Vegas Heart Walk. Feel free to donate to my page or sign up and walk with our team. If you're out of state you can certainly sign up and be a virtual walker. I would be honored to walk for you or in honor or … [Read more...]

“Story Of Hope” What An Honor

The American Heart Association has featured my survival story as a “Story of Hope” for the month of July on their National Website. What An Honor! CLICK HERE to read the article. The AHA has helped me share my message and join them in their mission to reduce cardiovascular disease throughout the country. The people that I’ve worked with at the AHA have been amazing. In addit … [Read more...]

Stayin Alive – Hangover Style

Hands Only CPR. It's easier than you think. If a person is down and unresponsive: 1. Call 911 2. Push Hard and Fast on the Chest … [Read more...]

Second Hand Smoke Kills!

Nevada Update on AB571 This law was passed by public vote 3 years ago and now the legislature can reverse it without a vote of the people. Make a difference if you live in Nevada. Go To and show your opposition. Select AB571 and please oppose this bill.  You can even write a comment. AHA supporters, Please see the below message.  Your continued o … [Read more...]

No Place In Schools – Trans Fats Kill – Period

Nevada Senate Bill SB230, a bill that would require school districts to develop a policy to ban foods containing trans fat from being provided in schools, is now scheduled to be heard on Monday at 3:15pm in the Assembly Education Committee.  I will be testifying again in support of this legislation. As many of you are well aware, trans fat is a double threat to our cardiovascular health because … [Read more...]

Heart Walk Kick-Off Party at the Cosmopolitan!

Heart Walk Kick-Off Party at the Cosmopolitan! It will be July 7th from 8-10 am at the Boulevard Pool. Guests will be team captains from community teams and companies, and sponsors. Space is limited to our top 125 supporters. We will have beverages and breakfast for all attendees. Invitations will be going out soon, so sign up as a team captain for the Heart Walk (if you haven’t already) at w … [Read more...]

Beatles, Hearts, and a Ball

The American Heart Association's Las Vegas Heart Ball was held April 30, 2011 at the World Famous Mirage Resort in fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada. Hundreds of supporters attended the Gala. Philanthropists, Corporations and Individuals opened up their hearts and checkbooks to save lives and advance the mission of the American Heart Association. 10-month-old fellow survivor Lola Worthen was the … [Read more...]

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